Outside Lands, Øya and Tramlines festivals were affected by hoaxes for attendee information
There's a new grift in town: Email scammers are selling fake attendee lists for major music festivals to marketers. One victim is the San Francisco-based Outside Lands Festival, Aug. 9-11, where the nearly-retired Paul Simon will play one of his final solo shows.
In an email obtained by Billboard, senders named "Jessica and Regina Thomas" wrote to an undisclosed list of music industry marketing professionals, saying: “We have updated Outside Lands 2019 Attendees List and we now have a total of 60,159 contacts who are attending Outside Lands 2019 event. Would you be interested in purchasing the list of Attendees with complete contact information for your future prospect, networking and various other post and pre-show Marketing initiatives.” According to the email, the alleged list would provide every attendee's full name, company, job title, email address, phone number and mailing address.
"This is a total scam," a representative from Another Planet, which owns Outside Lands, told Billboard.